A Letter from the Missions President, Dr, Teresa Stamman
We are excited that you are interested in visiting Impact Ministries International’s city of Refuge in Honduras. We are a James 1:27 ministry in a passionate pursuit of the Father’s heart.
Economic conditions here have improved significantly over the last decade. However, Honduras remains one of the poorest countries in the world and third poorest country in the western hemisphere. Your presence and support is still sorely needed and very much appreciated. One thing is certain. You will never be the same when you return home.
Here’s what you can expect after you arrive at Tegucigalpa airport (TGU). You will pass through customs where you’re your fingerprints and picture will be taken and passport stamped with your visa. You will retrieve your luggage from one of two baggage carousels and move through the final baggage X- Ray. There are baggage handlers who will automatically try to help you. We advise you take advantage of them especially if this is your first trip to Honduras. A nominal tip (usually one to five dollars) is appropriate. You will be greeted by an IMI representative and or a driver holding an IMI sign. They will guide you in exchanging US Dollars for Honduran Lempira. You will want to have some Lempira since US dollars often not excepted by local vendors. We will then drive two hours to Comayagua. Comayagua is the fourth largest city in Honduras and is the former Capitol city. The drive to The City Refuge in El Motatal is 20 -30 minutes from Comayagua.
There are many ways that you can help while you are here. There are the usual construction and farming projects, child care, music education, athletics, outreaches, serving poor communities and garbage dumps, street evangelism etc. that you might expect on a mission’s trip. However, we also strive to be a venue for people to exercise their God given talents and gifts. Therefore, please tell us where God is leading you and we will do our best to accommodate you. Granted, there some who have yet to identify their own unique gifting. Please do not be deterred if this is you. The most powerful thing any prospective missionary can bring to the City of Refuge is their presence. Lives change when someone takes the time to simply sit and be fully present with a traumatized child.
Please be sure to download and review all the attached information and pray about your involvement with this trip.
On behalf of our entire City of Refuge team, I thank you and look forward to meeting you here.
May God bless you in Jesus mighty name,
Rev. Teresa Stamman
Impact Ministries International
President of Missions